LatAm Economist

Mexico City

Oxford Economics is looking for a high-calibre macroeconomist to join our LatAm team in Mexico City. The role could suit recent economics graduates or experienced candidates looking to develop their analytical skills and regional knowledge in a fast-growing, independent consultancy with a global reach. Fluency in English is essential, both spoken and written. Previous experience covering key countries in Central America or large countries in the LatAm region is a plus.

The successful candidate will join a rewarding, international work environment with opportunities for career progression. We offer a competitive salary, performance-related bonus, generous annual leave, hybrid work schedule and private medical insurance.

Key responsibilities are:
  • Responsible for the macroeconomic forecasts of a set of Latin American economies using Oxford Economics’ proprietary Global Economic Model.
  • Write regular economic forecast reports for several Central American economies.
  • Produce bespoke forecasts/models for specific variables/sectors upon request.
  • Assist in the production of in-depth analytical pieces on broad macroeconomic themes related to the LatAm region or individual economies.
  • Produce economic commentaries on high frequency economic data releases, monetary policy decisions and political developments.
  • Support the chief economist by collecting and organising data, producing presentations, and presenting the findings of their research both internally and to clients in a clear and effective manner.
  • Demonstrate Oxford Economics’ services to clients and prospective clients.
  • Respond to client queries in a timely manner.
  • Engage in (and potentially lead, depending on seniority) consultancy projects – from writing proposals to presenting deliverables.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
Candidates Requirements:

  • Strong academic education in economics, finance or related fields from a reputable academic institution (post-graduate degree is desirable for more senior roles).
  • Strong interest in forecasting and practical research on macroeconomic issues relevant to corporations and financial institutions.
  • Proficiency in English is essential – 100% of Oxford Economics’ output is in English. Some knowledge of Spanish is a plus.
  • Ability to work effectively within tight deadlines with teams across different offices in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills – domain of MS Office, some knowledge of Eviews and general interest in economic modelling is essential. Knowledge of VBA and other programming methods aimed at automating processes is not required, but it is a plus.
  • Ability to communicate your views clearly and effectively (in English) to colleagues and clients through conference calls, Power Point Presentations or face-to-face interactions.
  • For more senior roles, it’s essential to have previous experience working in macroeconomic research (e.g buy or sell-side, consultancies, central banks or think-tanks). Previous experience writing economic reports, delivering presentations and handling client relationships is required for candidates joining above Assistant Economist level. The role can be filled by an Assistant Economist, Economist or Senior Economist, depending on the chosen candidate’s profile.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. 

About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 120 industrial sectors and over 6,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe. We employ over 450 full-time people, including more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1200 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

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